Classwize Rules Workflow

When a student tries to open a website, Classwize asks a series of questions to decide if the student should or should not have access to it. It asks the same questions in the same order every time, and it stops asking questions as soon as it gets a Yes.

TIP: The default setting is Allowed
The default setting is to allow access. If your school has no Policy which blocks a site or content, then your students can access it.

Question 1: Is it Locked?

Classwize will check if there is a Locked Policy for the resource. If the answer is yes, it enforces the Lock. The Lock always wins, no matter what other rules might apply, so a site in a Locked Blocked Signature is always blocked and a site in a Locked Allowed Signature is always allowed.
If the answer is no, Classwize moves onto the next question.

Question 2: Is there a Bypass Code?

The second check made by Classwize is to see if the student is using a Bypass Code. If the answer is yes students can access the site, unless the site is also in a Locked Blocked Signature. A Bypass code won't beat a Locked Blocked Signature, but it will beat any other Block Rule.

If the answer is no, Classwize moves onto the next question.

Question 3: Is the internet Paused?

The third check made by Classwize is to see if you have enabled a Pause Internet for the student or the class that they're in. If the answer is yes, the student can't access any sites that aren't Locked-Allowed without a Bypass code.

If the answer is no, Classwize moves onto the next question.

NOTE
If you Pause internet for a single student it won't affect any other students. However, if you Pause internet for the whole class, it will stop browsing for any student who doesn't have a Bypass Code.

Question 4: Is there an active Focus session?

If the answer is yes, Classwize checks to see if the site the student wants to access is a Focus site. If it is a Focus site, the student can access it. If it is not a Focus site, the site is blocked.

If the answer is no, Classwize moves onto the next question.

Question 5: Is there a Reward session?

If Classwize hasn't found any special Locked, Bypass, Focus or Pause rules, it checks to see if there's an active Reward access for the site. If there is, the student can access the site.

If the answer is no, Classwize moves onto the next question.

Question 6: Is there a Block Rule?

Finally, Classwize asks if there are any other Block rules. If the answer is yes, the site is blocked. If the answer is no, the site is allowed.

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